Luncheon - Welcome + Keynote by Suketu Mehta + Panel: People's Right to Their Places

Organizer: National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD)

WELCOME: The People & Places partners will say a few words about the current state of low- and moderate-income people and places and the importance of partnering to advance prosperity and equity. Hala Farid, director of Citi's Office of Inclusive Housing will speak to the urgency of addressing displacement in the rapidly-gentrifying communities.

KEYNOTE: Remarks by Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City and This Land Is Our Land

PANEL: People's Right to Their Places: Community Accountability in an Age of Displacement 

Gentrification is becoming evident in more housing markets all over the country, where increased real estate prices have led to displacement of long-term neighborhood residents and small businesses from communities that they have called home for decades. At the same time, community-based organizations from low-income communities are resisting gentrification through grassroots organizing, policy, and planning strategies. Join panelists from across the country to discuss how displacement has impacted local communities of color; strategies for engaging local residents who are directly impacted by gentrification; and community driven policy and planning solutions to address displacement.

This Land is Our Land by Suketu Mehta - pre-order here